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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
252 AM MDT SAT OCT 25 2014

...VERY STRONG WIND POSSIBLE AGAIN ALONG AND EAST OF THE ABSAROKA
MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT CODY FOOTHILLS LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY
MORNING...

.STRONG MOUNTAIN TOP WINDS MAY COMBINE WITH FAVORABLE ATMOSPHERIC
CONDITIONS TO PRODUCE VERY STRONG TO HIGH WINDS IN THE ABSAROKA
MOUNTAINS AND CODY FOOTHILLS LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING.

WYZ002-252200-
/O.EXT.KRIW.HW.A.0017.141026T0600Z-141026T1800Z/
ABSAROKA MOUNTAINS-
252 AM MDT SAT OCT 25 2014

...HIGH WIND WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY
MORNING...

THE HIGH WIND WATCH CONTINUES IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY
MORNING.

* SUMMARY AND TIMING...WINDS WILL BE ON THE INCREASE THROUGH THE
  NIGHT TONIGHT AND MAY BECOME VERY STRONG TO POTENTIALLY DAMAGING
  AFTER MIDNIGHT. WINDS WILL LIKELY PEAK NEAR OR JUST BEFORE
  SUNRISE SUNDAY.

* WIND...WEST 40 TO 50 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 70 TO 80 MPH POSSIBLE.

* IMPACTS...TRAVELLERS OVER THE CHIEF JOSEPH HIGHWAY AND OTHER
  HEADING INTO THE ABSAROKA MOUNTAINS SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR VERY
  STRONG TO DANGEROUS WEST WINDS TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING. THESE
  WINDS COULD BE STRONG ENOUGH TO BLOW OVER HIGH PROFILE OR
  LIGHTWEIGHT VEHICLES. HUNTERS SHOULD ALSO USE CAUTION AS THESE
  VERY STRONG WINDS COULD CAUSE SOME WEAKER TREES TO TOPPLE OVER.
  USE CAUTION AND STAY TUNED FOR THE LATEST FORECAST ON THIS
  POTENTIAL HIGH WIND SITUATION.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

REMEMBER...A HIGH WIND WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR A
HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH AREA.

THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS PROVIDED BY THE WYOMING DEPARTMENT OF
TRANSPORTATION ARE AVAILABLE BY CALLING 5-1-1 OR ON THE INTERNET
AT WYOROAD.INFO.

&&

$$

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
252 AM MDT SAT OCT 25 2014

...VERY STRONG WIND POSSIBLE AGAIN ALONG AND EAST OF THE ABSAROKA
MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT CODY FOOTHILLS LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY
MORNING...

.STRONG MOUNTAIN TOP WINDS MAY COMBINE WITH FAVORABLE ATMOSPHERIC
CONDITIONS TO PRODUCE VERY STRONG TO HIGH WINDS IN THE ABSAROKA
MOUNTAINS AND CODY FOOTHILLS LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING.

WYZ003-252200-
/O.EXT.KRIW.HW.A.0017.141026T0600Z-141026T1800Z/
CODY FOOTHILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CODY...MEETEETSE
252 AM MDT SAT OCT 25 2014

...HIGH WIND WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY
MORNING...

THE HIGH WIND WATCH CONTINUES IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY
MORNING.

* SUMMARY AND TIMING...WINDS WILL BE ON THE INCREASE THROUGH THE
  NIGHT TONIGHT AND MAY BECOME VERY STRONG AND POTENTIALLY DAMAGING
  AFTER MIDNIGHT. WINDS WILL LIKELY PEAK NEAR OR JUST BEFORE
  SUNRISE SUNDAY.

* WIND...WEST 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS OVER 60 MPH POSSIBLE.

* IMPACTS...TRAVELLERS ALONG HIGHWAY 120 FROM JUST SOUTH OF CODY
  TO THE CLARK AREA SHOULD BE ALERT FOR RAPIDLY CHANGING WIND
  CONDITIONS TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING. VERY STRONG AND ERRATIC
  WEST WIND GUSTS COULD OCCUR ANYWHERE ALONG THE ROUTE BUT WILL BE
  MOST PREVALENT JUST SOUTH OF CODY AND NEAR TO A FEW MILES SOUTH
  OF CLARK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

REMEMBER...A HIGH WIND WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR A
HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH AREA.

THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS PROVIDED BY THE WYOMING DEPARTMENT OF
TRANSPORTATION ARE AVAILABLE BY CALLING 5-1-1 OR ON THE INTERNET
AT WYOROAD.INFO.

&&

$$


Special Weather Statement


SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE POCATELLO ID
421 AM MDT SAT OCT 25 2014

IDZ017>025-031-032-252230-
EASTERN MAGIC VALLEY-SAWTOOTH MOUNTAINS-UPPER SNAKE HIGHLANDS-
UPPER SNAKE RIVER PLAIN-LOWER SNAKE RIVER PLAIN-
SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-CARIBOU HIGHLANDS-
CACHE VALLEY/IDAHO PORTION-WASATCH MOUNTAINS/IDAHO PORTION-
BIG AND LITTLE WOOD RIVER REGION-LOST RIVER/PAHSIMEROI-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BURLEY...RUPERT...SHOSHONE...CAREY...
STANLEY...CLAYTON...DRIGGS...DUBOIS...ISLAND PARK...ST. ANTHONY...
EDIE SCHOOL...IDAHO FALLS...REXBURG...RIGBY...POCATELLO...
BLACKFOOT...FORT HALL...AMERICAN FALLS...MALAD CITY...OAKLEY...
ROCKLAND...DOWNEY...LAVA HOT SPRINGS...SODA SPRINGS...WAYAN...
PRESTON...DAYTON...MONTPELIER...GEORGETOWN...PARIS...HAILEY...
KETCHUM...SUN VALLEY...BELLEVUE...ARCO...CHALLIS...MACKAY
421 AM MDT SAT OCT 25 2014

...MUCH COLDER ON SUNDAY...

A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL BE THROUGH THE AREA BY EARLY TOMORROW.
FORECAST HIGHS ARE EXPECTED TO BE 15 TO 20 DEGREES COLDER
TOMORROW. SNOW IS LIKELY ABOVE 6500 FEET. LOCATIONS ABOVE 6500
FEET IN THE CENTRAL MOUNTAINS COULD SEE 3 TO 5 INCHES OF
SNOW...THIS INCLUDES GALENA PASS. ABOUT 1 TO 3 INCHES OF SNOW IS
POSSIBLE ABOVE 6500 FEET ACROSS THE EASTERN AND SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS
WHICH WILL MAINLY AFFECT MOUNTAIN PASSES GOING INTO MONTANA AND
WYOMING ALONG WITH PINE CREEK PASS.

$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
606 AM MDT SAT OCT 25 2014

UTZ001>016-019>021-517-518-WYZ021-261215-
CACHE VALLEY/UTAH PORTION-NORTHERN WASATCH FRONT-
SALT LAKE AND TOOELE VALLEYS-SOUTHERN WASATCH FRONT-
GREAT SALT LAKE DESERT AND MOUNTAINS-WASATCH MOUNTAIN VALLEYS-
WASATCH MOUNTAINS I-80 NORTH-WASATCH MOUNTAINS SOUTH OF I-80-
WESTERN UINTA MOUNTAINS-WASATCH PLATEAU/BOOK CLIFFS-
WESTERN UINTA BASIN-CASTLE COUNTRY-SAN RAFAEL SWELL-
SANPETE/SEVIER VALLEYS-WEST CENTRAL UTAH-SOUTHWEST UTAH-
UTAHS DIXIE AND ZION NATIONAL PARK-SOUTH CENTRAL UTAH-
GLEN CANYON RECREATION AREA/LAKE POWELL-CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST WYOMING-
606 AM MDT SAT OCT 25 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR THE WESTERN TWO THIRDS OF
UTAH AND SOUTHWEST WYOMING.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

STRONG GUSTY WINDS WILL DEVELOP THIS AFTERNOON ACROSS WESTERN
UTAH AND CONTINUE INTO THE EVENING HOURS...WITH GUSTS NEAR 50 MPH
POSSIBLE. THESE WINDS WILL ALSO RESULT IN UNSEASONABLY WARM
TEMPERATURES THIS AFTERNOON.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

A COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE AREA SUNDAY. THIS SYSTEM MAY BRING
STRONG GUSTY WINDS AND LOWER SNOW LEVELS TO ABOUT 7500 FEET ACROSS
NORTHERN UTAH. MUCH COLDER AIR BEHIND THIS FRONT WILL SPREAD INTO
THE REGION...WITH A HARD FREEZE POSSIBLE FOR THE NORTHERN WASATCH
FRONT...WEST CENTRAL UTAH AND WESTERN UINTA BASIN TUESDAY MORNING.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

WEATHER SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT SIGNIFICANT WEATHER
CONDITIONS ACCORDING TO STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES.

$$

FOR MORE INFORMATION FROM NOAA/S NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE VISIT...
HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/SALTLAKECITY/ (ALL LOWER CASE)

FOR INFORMATION ON POTENTIAL ROAD TRAVEL IMPACTS VISIT...
HTTP://WWW.UDOTTRAFFIC.UTAH.GOV/ROADWEATHERFORECAST.ASPX

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
431 AM MDT SAT OCT 25 2014

COZ030>051-261045-
JACKSON COUNTY BELOW 9000 FEET-
WEST JACKSON AND WEST GRAND COUNTIES ABOVE 9000 FEET-
GRAND AND SUMMIT COUNTIES BELOW 9000 FEET-
SOUTH AND EAST JACKSON/LARIMER/NORTH AND NORTHEAST GRAND/
NORTHWEST BOULDER COUNTIES ABOVE 9000 FEET-
SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST GRAND/WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST BOULDER/
GILPIN/CLEAR CREEK/SUMMIT/NORTH AND WEST PARK COUNTIES ABOVE
9000 FEET-LARIMER AND BOULDER COUNTIES BETWEEN 6000 AND 9000 FEET-
JEFFERSON AND WEST DOUGLAS COUNTIES ABOVE 6000 FEET/GILPIN/CLEAR
CREEK/NORTHEAST PARK COUNTIES BELOW 9000 FEET-
CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST PARK COUNTY-
LARIMER COUNTY BELOW 6000 FEET/NORTHWEST WELD COUNTY-
BOULDER AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES BELOW 6000 FEET/WEST BROOMFIELD
COUNTY-
NORTH DOUGLAS COUNTY BELOW 6000 FEET/DENVER/WEST ADAMS AND
ARAPAHOE COUNTIES/EAST BROOMFIELD COUNTY-
ELBERT/CENTRAL AND EAST DOUGLAS COUNTIES ABOVE 6000 FEET-
NORTHEAST WELD COUNTY-CENTRAL AND SOUTH WELD COUNTY-MORGAN COUNTY-
CENTRAL AND EAST ADAMS AND ARAPAHOE COUNTIES-
NORTH AND NORTHEAST ELBERT COUNTY BELOW 6000 FEET/NORTH LINCOLN
COUNTY-
SOUTHEAST ELBERT COUNTY BELOW 6000 FEET/SOUTH LINCOLN COUNTY-
LOGAN COUNTY-WASHINGTON COUNTY-SEDGWICK COUNTY-PHILLIPS COUNTY-
431 AM MDT SAT OCT 25 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHEAST AND NORTH CENTRAL
COLORADO.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

ANOTHER WARM DAY WITH ABUNDANT SUNSHINE IS IN STORE ACROSS
COLORADO WITH RECORD SETTING TEMPERATURES POSSIBLE. READINGS WILL
BE AROUND 80 DEGREES THIS AFTERNOON OVER THE PLAINS.

GUSTY WEST WINDS WILL DEVELOP OVER THE HIGHER MOUNTAINS AND EAST
SLOPES AFTER MIDNIGHT. SPEEDS UP TO 60 MPH ARE POSSIBLE OVER THE
PASSES AND WIND PRONE AREAS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

GUSTY WINDS WILL CONTINUE SUNDAY MORNING IN THE FRONT RANGE
MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS WITH GUSTS AS HIGH AS 60 MPH IN THE
NORMALLY WINDY SPOTS. THE WESTERN URBAN CORRIDOR MAY SEE GUSTS UP
TO 30 MPH. SLIGHTLY COOLER TEMPERATURES SHOULD HELP KEEP
HUMIDITIES ABOVE 20 PERCENT...BUT THE GUSTY WINDS WILL STILL
INCREASE FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS. SCATTERED RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS
WILL SPREAD OVER THE MOUNTAINS WITH SNOW LEVELS STARTING AROUND 10
THOUSAND FEET...LOWERING A FEW THOUSAND FEET BY NIGHTTIME. A COLD
FRONT WILL PUSH SOUTH EARLY MONDAY MORNING FOR MUCH COOLER
TEMPERATURES AND A CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS AND A THUNDERSTORM OVER
THE PLAINS.

TUESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY WILL FEATURE A RETURN TO DRY AND WARMER
WEATHER.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY OR TONIGHT.

$$
ENTREKIN/KRIEDERMAN

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
400 AM MDT SAT OCT 25 2014

WYZ001>020-022>030-261200-
ABSAROKA MOUNTAINS-BIGHORN MOUNTAINS SOUTHEAST-
BIGHORN MOUNTAINS WEST-CASPER MOUNTAIN-CODY FOOTHILLS-
EAST SWEETWATER COUNTY-FLAMING GORGE-
GREEN MOUNTAINS AND RATTLESNAKE RANGE-JACKSON HOLE-LANDER FOOTHILLS-
NATRONA COUNTY LOWER ELEVATIONS-NORTH BIG HORN BASIN-
NORTHEAST JOHNSON COUNTY-OWL CREEK AND BRIDGER MOUNTAINS-
ROCK SPRINGS AND GREEN RIVER-SALT RIVER AND WYOMING RANGES-
SOUTH LINCOLN COUNTY-SOUTHEAST BIG HORN BASIN-
SOUTHEAST JOHNSON COUNTY-SOUTHWEST BIG HORN BASIN-STAR VALLEY-
TETON AND GROS VENTRE MOUNTAINS-UPPER GREEN RIVER BASIN-
UPPER GREEN RIVER BASIN FOOTHILLS-UPPER WIND RIVER BASIN-
WIND RIVER BASIN-WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS EAST-WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS WEST-
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK-
400 AM MDT SAT OCT 25 2014

...HIGH WIND WATCH FOR LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR WESTERN AND CENTRAL WYOMING.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

THE WIND CORRIDOR FROM SOUTHEAST FREMONT COUNTY...EASTERN SWEETWATER
COUNTY...AND THROUGH NATRONA AND INTO JOHNSON COUNTY WILL BLOW AT
SPEEDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH WITH SOME LOCAL GUSTS OF 40 TO 50 MPH.
THESE BREEZY TO WINDY CONDITIONS WILL COMBINE WITH UNSEASONABLY WARM
TEMPERATURES AND ELEVATE THE FIRE DANGER ACROSS SOUTH AND CENTRAL
WYOMING.

TONIGHT...VERY WINDY CONDITIONS WILL BECOME MORE LIKELY IN THE CODY
FOOTHILLS AND THE ADJACENT ABSAROKA MOUNTAINS...WITH GUSTS OF 55 TO
60 MPH POSSIBLE IN THE FOOTHILLS...75 TO 80 MPH OVER THE MOUNTAINS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY MORNING...AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE ALONG WITH
AN ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT WILL BRING SOME ACCUMULATING SNOW INTO THE
NORTHWEST MOUNTAINS...INCLUDING THE TETON AND TOGWOTEE PASS AREAS. 2
TO 6 INCHES OF SNOW POSSIBLE IN THE MOUNTAINS...WITH AN INCH OR SO
IN THE WESTERN VALLEYS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY AND TONIGHT.

$$

TEAM RIVERTON

U.S. Dept. of Commerce
NOAA National Weather Service
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
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